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Fri Feb 12, 2016
Cupertino_flyer asked:
Wed Aug 12, 2015
Paul Burrowes answered:
Sold Price Analysis Report (June 16, 2015 to August 11, 2015)
Res. Condominium - List - $565K Sold- $557K DOM - 84
Res. Single Family - List - $979K Sold- $968K DOM – 42
Res. Townhouse - List - $583K Sold- $595K DOM – 15 ... more
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Mon May 11, 2015
Vienna Drive asked:
Please correct mis-information for 3700 Vienna Dr., Aptos, CA , 95003- this is a SINGLE FAMILY HOME - NOT A CONDO -

Thank you-
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Mon Sep 8, 2014
Elva Wormley answered:
Hi Susan,

The lender has to be licensed to do business in California.

Best regards,

Elva A. Wormley
Mortgage Consultant
33+ Years Experience!
Office (408) 615-8500
C2 Financial Corporation
2845 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 209
San Jose, CA 95128
NMLS #331981 / BRE #01274093
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Michael Young answered:
Absolutely yes! Recent changes in California law prohibit 1st or 2nd lien holders, including lines of credit to pursue for any deficiency after they agree to a short sale. In fact, that is one of the greatest advantages to doing a short sale. If you let the home go to foreclosure you are not necessarily protected from those 2nd lien holders. ... more
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
Can you give us the address so we can check it out? You can also contact me at 916-529-3707
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Randall Ortiz answered:
Did you set up a search with an agent? If so, contact them and ask them to stop the search.
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Cindy Davis answered:
Suzy's suggestions are good. That said, your credit is an important measure of your financial responsibility. Landords will have concerns about this.

I urge you to pay off your debts and get your credit score increased! All the best! ... more
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Molly Thompson answered:
Terry is right about difficult to finance- it is a cash intensive proposition. If you check w/ County Planning dept I believe you will find that they will permit you to put a trailer on land zoned for residential, after you get the well and septic system installed, for up to 2 years while you build a house. I think they also expect you to get inspections as you go on the building, but at least once each 6 months during the 2 year time period.

Molly Thompson, Broker Associate, Alain Pinel
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Thu May 30, 2013
lefty318 answered:
It depends. We came from Concord in the East Bay and I would have to say the schools are on par with that area. We decided to curtail our spending a bit and invest a little more in our kids -- sent them to Twin Lakes Christian School in Aptos. They have both an elementary and middle school. Couldn't be happier. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
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Mon Jan 28, 2013
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Ruth Bates answered:
Hi - currently on Craigslist we see 2 bedroom rentals from $1300-$1900 and 3 bedroom rentals from $1950 to $3000. Last year the average 3 bedroom rental was $2800. So - it appears that rents have not really gone up significantly in Rio Del Mar/Aptos. BUT - there is not very much to rent!

AND - it's the best time ever to BUY. Prices are down, rates are lowest in over 60 years.
So consider buying now if you can.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
John Watson answered:
Get the print outs and have them go over it with you until you understand what the discounts are. You could also get a second quote from another title company. Call and ask around.
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Molly Thompson answered:
Well... depending on the nature of the red tag, it is possible for the county to "abate" a property and/or declare it uninhabitable, typically for safety reasons. The best way to understand teh nature of the issue is to go talk to the folks at the Planning department and understand their expectation and needs so it can be removed. Banks won't lend on red tagged properties and some repairs are much more costly then they appear... and some are not!
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
Greg Rohrer answered:
No, The tax is based on purchase price. 1.22 percent of sales price is the basic tax rate. It varies a little by county. There is something called melow Roos. This is a tax or fee in addition to your property taxes. Not all homes have this type of tax. Your local real estate agent can help you determine if the home you are buying has this extra tax. ... more
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Keep in mind that much will depend on location, pricing, size, condition, etc.
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Fri Aug 13, 2010
The Medford Team answered:
TU Mack!! LOL – we can always count on you for a chuckle and blunt perspective.

The obvious AND correct answer (as stated in abundance below) is to go straight to the mother lode for local information:

A local, well seasoned Realtor with direct access to the local MLS data. Go to two or three if necessary.

Here is a post that may be very helpful:

Zestimates: Zany, Zesty Z-Evaluations With Zero Z-Value
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